Mount Road Surgery110 Mount RoadGortonManchester, M18 7BQTel: 0161 231 4997
No appointment needed - Monday 13:00 - 16:00
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill in a questionaire for the practice nurse to let her know your travel arrangements and your dates of travel. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to work out what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to do this as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a double appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually give you the vaccinations. These vaccines may have to be ordered and this also takes time. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are not given at the surgery eg Yellow Fever and we will direct you to another clinic where you will have to pay for this service. Malaria prevention treatment is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore we will issue a private prescription.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer, on the HMRC website or at reception. If you require a Fit Note for your employer request forms are available at reception, the completed form should be handed back into reception who will pass the request to your usual Dr. If agreed the Fit Note is usually ready for collection 48 hours later, if more information is needed by your Dr you will be contacted by the surgery.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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